Traffic stop on I-70 near Eagle yields 30 pounds of suspected heroin
Suspects face multiple felony drug charges
Two Los Angeles women face several felony drug charges following their arrest Thursday following a routine traffic stop on eastbound Interstate 70 near Eagle that turned up 30 pounds of suspected heroin.
The driver, Ana Cruz-Ramos, 56, and the passenger Magdalena Ramos, 33, were taken into custody and booked into the Eagle County jail.
Detectives with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and the Vail Police Department initiated the routine stop, and Cruz-Ramos and Ramos gave consent to have the vehicle and its contents searched. K-9 Zane gave a positive alert for the odor of narcotics. During the search of the vehicle, 30 pounds of suspected heroin were located in a hidden compartment inside.
Both women face charges of distribution of a schedule 1 controlled substance-Heroin, a class 1 felony, possession of a schedule 1 controlled substance-heroin, a class 4 felony, and special offender importation of Heroin, a class 1 felony.
The law enforcement team that contacted the vehicle are assigned to the Gore Range Narcotics Interdiction Team. The team is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force of local law enforcement partners and detectives with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and the Vail Police Department.
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